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Small Biz CEDC Orientation

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Small Biz CEDC Orientation

  1. 1. SMALL BIZ CEDC Presented by Mary Scofield-Phillips WWW.SMALLBIZINFO.NET 954-353-6396 “Your Business Is Our Business”
  2. 2. HISTORY    Small Biz Community and Economic Development Corp is a community based 501C(3) non-profit organization established in April 29, 2008 by a group of local and retired business people who felt the need to unite small businesses to become a collective voice as it pertains to economic development in the community. Our office is headquartered at 164 N. Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33069. We can be reached at 954-353-6396 or at our website www.smallbizinfo.net.
  3. 3. OUR MISSION To promote and foster economic development and selfsufficiency to economically distressed slum and blighted areas within the community. To stimulate, create, maintain and promote employment opportunities within the community. To act as a catalyst for interaction among and between small businesses. To educate businesses on ways to improve their client base and operate effectively and efficiently. To empower youth to succeed financially, socially and intellectually within a business environment through education, mentoring and on-thejob work experience.
  4. 4. OUR PARTNERSHIP We accomplish many of our goals by partnering with forprofit and non-profit entities to promote and develop programs to achieve our common objective. One of our business partners is the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. One of their representative service on our board and one of our representative service on our board. 
  5. 5. OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS CREATION OF THE SMALL BIZ RESOURCE CENTER WHICH PROVIDES LOW COST COMPUTER CLASSES, BUSINESS WORKSHOPS & BUSINESS RESOURCES. EDUCATION, CRIME & EMPLOYMENT FORUM TO CREATE AN AWARENESS OF ISSUES, DISCUSS SOLUTIONS & PRESENT RESOURCES TO THE COMMUNITY. SMALL BIZ EXPO & SUIT DONATION FOR THE HOMELESS IN COLLABORATION WITH POMPANO BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WE PROVIDED OVER 100 SUITS TO THE HOMELESS SHELTER ON BLOUNT ROAD. SMALL BIZ HEALTH & WELLNESS FEST IN COLLABORATION WITH BROWARD HEALTH PROVIDED HEALTH RESOURCES AND SCREENING FROM LOCAL HEALTH PROVIDERS.
  6. 6. MORE ACCOMPISHMENTS MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT IN COLLABORATION WITH NAILS, POMPANO BEACH DEMOCRATIC CLUB PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO CANDIDATES AND TALK TO THEM ONE ON ONE. SMALL BIZ CHRISTMAS PARTY & SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE IN HONOR OF SOME OF OUR FOUNDERS RAISED ENOUGH MONEY TO PROVIDE A SCHOLARSHIPS TO A NEEDY STUDENT. SPEARHEADED BY MEMBERS VICENTE THROWER & VINCE JOHNSON, WE WORK DILIGENTLY TO SOLICITE DONATIONS TO PROVIDE TURKEYS AN GIFT CARDS FOR NEEDY FAMILIES FOR CHRISTMAS.
  7. 7. MORE ACCOMPISHMENTS SMALL BIZ NET WORKING CLUB HELD ONCE A MONTH AT THE E. PAT LARKINS CENTER WE ALLOW BUSINESSES TO NETWORK AND SHOW CASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. MIX & MINGLE AFTER HOURS NETWORKING EACH QUARTER WE HOST AN AFTER-HOURS NETWORKING EVENT AT A LOCATION RESTURANT FOR BUSINESSES TO HAVE FUN & EXHANGE BUSINESS CARDS & NETWORK. MONTHLY MORNING MEETINGS PROVIDING WORKSHOPS ON BUSINESS RELATED TOPICS AND EXTENDING AN INVITES TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO JOIN THE ORGANIZATION.
  8. 8. TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE! LET’S CREATE A LEGACY THE WILL LAST A LIFE TIME. WE NEED YOUR IDEAS AND SUPPORT TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNTY. BECOME A MEMBER OF SMALL BIZ COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP, TODAY.   WWW.SMALLBIZINFO.NET

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